9 Plant-Based Foods to Throw on the Grill This Father’s Day

This weekend is Fatherís Day, a time when grills across the nation are fired up in the name of celebrating family and delicious food. Instead of loading up the grill with tons of meat this year, consider adding a bunch of flavorful, plant-based eats to the menu. Not only is it better for the environment and for your health, but youíll be following the advice that dad gave you as a kid: eat your vegetables!

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Summer Vegetable Kebobs

June often means an abundance of summer squash, onions, and sometimes mushrooms and eggplants. Gather up your favorite grill-able veggies and pop Ďem on to a skewer for the grill. You can marinate them or slather them with a creamy pesto sauce just before serving.

Homemade Seitan Sausages

Thereís no reason you canít have a hot dog on Fatherís Day! Sausages made from seitan are free from animal products (and byproducts, ew) and are much more Earth-friendly. Try out this recipe and top them with your favorite condiments.

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Grilled Romaine

Salads are great foods to help beat the heat. Did you know you there are some greens you can also throw on the grill? Grilled romaine makes a delightful summer side, especially with a creamy, plant-based Caesar†dressing.

Mini Pizzas

If youíve never cooked a pizza on the grill, youíre missing out! All you need to do is split up a pre-made crust into smaller sizes, roll them out, top with your favorite toppings, and grill for 10-15 minutes. You can make a great BBQ Chikín pizza by using BBQ sauce, red onion, plant-based chikín strips, and plant-based cheese!

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Street Corn on the Cob

This side is bursting with flavor! Slathered with a vegan mayo, lime juice, cilantro, and a dash of heat, this street corn will blow guests away. Be prepared by having the recipe handy because people will ask you for it!

Polenta Fries

Slice up some polenta into sticks and throw them on the grill for a few minutes. Get fancy with different dipping sauces and the family will have a new favorite cookout side dish in no time.

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Grill-worthy Veggie Burgers

In the last year, veggie burgers have taken off to heights never before imagined. Beyond Meat has a burger that sizzles on the grill like the real thing and itís available at more and more stores across the U.S. every week. You can also whip up some homemade patties from scratch!

Chocolatey Banana Boats

Grab some aluminum foil to create these dreamy grilled banana boats! Create a packet with the foil and throw in a banana, some chocolate chips, vegan marshmallows, a sprinkle of cinnamon – any flavor combination you like. Close up the packet and grill for a few minutes. Open up to reveal the perfect summer treat.

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Grilled Peaches

Dessert on the grill can sometimes be even tastier than the main course. Grilling peaches brings out the sweetness of the fruit and transforms it into superb caramelized treat. Serve over some almond-milk ice cream, if you dare.

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